Stein Tours Community College with Lt. Gov. Husted
COLUMBUS – State Representative Dick Stein (R-Norwalk) toured lab facilities at Lorain County Community College Tuesday with Ohio’s Lt. Gov. Jon Husted.
Stein and Husted toured the facilities associated with the college’s microelectronic engineering program and ended with a round table discussion with faculty members to discuss workforce training for jobs in the semiconductor industry.
“It was a pleasure to be on hand to see and discuss how Ohio can be a leading force in the development and manufacture of semiconductors,” said Stein. “With Intel and similar companies choosing central Ohio as their next destination to build these components, we, as a state, have to be ready to provide them with a well-educated workforce and that will take all of Ohio.”
Intel recently broke ground on their $20 billion facility that is expected to create 3,000 jobs to build semiconductors and microchips. Intel will also be investing an additional $100 million in Ohio’s colleges and universities to help provide an education pipeline for jobs at the new facility that is expected to begin production by the end of 2025.